HOUSTON, Texas – The offense for No. 14 Blinn College women's basketball came alive for the first time this season and it turned into a 90-54 victory over Louisiana State University – Eunice in the San Jacinto Classic Saturday afternoon.
Balanced scoring helped the Buccaneers improve to 2-1 on the season as Alexis Oaks led the way with 19 points with the help of three made 3-pointers and Brenisha Coleman was the other Blinn player in double figures with 13 points. The Buccaneers capped the San Jacinto Classic with a 2-0 record for a shot of confidence for the team.
"I think we were able to wear them out with our transition offense," said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach. "Our effort and energy was great and we needed some confidence this weekend."
The Buccaneers had 12 players score in the victory as Jasmine Redmon and Ke'Asia Williams each scored nine, Denisha Ford and Jade Rochelle each scored eight and Jasline Chandler chipped in seven points in the victory. The 90 points scored is the highest of the young season for the Buccaneers.
Everything went right from the start for Blinn as the Buccaneers ran out to a 20-7 lead after the first quarter and that lead bumped up to 21-points at halftime with the score 43-22.
Blinn was able to use its depth in the second half and still extend its lead, outscoring Eunice 29-20 in the third quarter to take a 71-42 lead. The Buccaneers were able to close out the game and still outscore Eunice 19-12 to earn the 36-point victory.
Blinn will next play on Saturday, Nov. 12 with a road game at Weatherford College at 2 p.m.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 34 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.
About Blinn College
With an enrollment of 19,422 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.